Public power utility “Elektroprivreda Srbije” (EPS) intends to conduct the overhaul of 10 units of hydroelectric power plant (HPP) Đerdap 2 in 10 years, which will result in plant’s lifespan extending and capacity increasing by 50 MW.
HPP Đerdap 2 was put into operation 32 years ago and has installed capacity is 270 MW.
Acting director of EPS Milorad Grčić said that this investment is significant because hydroelectric power plants produce clean energy, they are easier to maintain and have lower production costs.
“We will increase the installed capacity of each generator of Đerdap 2 from 27 MW to 32 MW and try to complete this investment without delay, revitalizing one aggregate per year. And we will get 50 MW for additional electricity production on the Danube,” Grčić said at the celebration of 40 years since the beginning of the construction of HPP Đerdap 2.
He said that every dinar invested in the system modernization will return several times because every additional megawatt-hour EPS produces means increased stability for the company.
“Shoulder to shoulder, step by step with EU Serbia is going towards green energy,” Grčić said and added that Serbia and EPS can be proud to have two large power plants on the Danube.
Since 1985, when the first generator was put into operation, HPP Đerdap 2 has produced 44.2 billion kWh of electricity, and for 11 months this year 1.4 billion kWh, which is 7% more than planned.